Residential Communities

Sophomore, junior & Senior Class Standing (1)

The Office for Residential Education is dedicated to providing all USC Housing residents a quality living environment.  While each residential community is unique, all provide residents with programming targeted specifically to resident needs and interests as well as the support and mentorship of undergraduate, graduate and professional staff members.

Photo of Cardinal GardensCardinal Gardens

Cardinal Gardens is an apartment complex consisting of nine individual townhouse-style buildings connected by winding, tree-lined walkways. This energetic community is home to mostly sophomores, juniors and seniors.  The central courtyard has two gas barbecues, chaise lounges and outdoor patio tables.


Comprised of two large buildings, Century is an excellent choice for all continuing students looking for an apartment close to campus. It offers air conditioned one bedroom and two bedroom apartments, each with double occupancy bedrooms.  For outdoor fun, there is a swimming pool with barbecue area, basketball and beach volleyball courts and a large grassy area.


Comprised of 12 different buildings, Community consists of residents in the following buildings: Annenberg, Cardinal ‘N Gold, Manor, Founders,  Max Kade, Pacific,  Regal Trojan, Seven Gables, Severance Street Apartments, Sierra, Stardust, and Vista.  The RA staff works as one in this area to provide large-scale as well as building programs for residents of all class standings.


Consisting of both Troy Hall and Troy East, this community is one of the most requested undergraduate buildings.  Residents can relax in the central courtyard, which features an open grassy area, gas barbecues, chaise lounges and outdoor patio tables. In addition residents have access to a fully equipped fitness center.